The Week In Dubstep
- Words: Tomas Palermo
Virus spreads West: Kode 9 dubsteps to San Francisco for two shows on May 23 and 24. Peep the link, ‘cause the shows (one with Germany’s Pole!) are being held at an underground compound, for reals!
Tunes we’re feeling: Digital Mystikz, “Wait” (Soul Jazz), Mundo’s “Big Up,” on Dub Assembly, Cloaks, “The Ave It EP” (Sub Soldiers), Kromestar, “Sub Meditation” (Marx Men), “Curse Dub” (Pressing Issues), TRG, “Put You Down” (Tessle), Skream, “Skreamizm Volume 3” (Tempa), and anything by The Others, Coki, Benga, and Scuba. Aye-eye!
Some call it an elegy or a funeral dirge, but this DJ calls himself Threnody, which basically means the same thing. Whatever you call it, the boy is playing his dubs and plates over at SUB FM on Thursdays, from 12 to 2 a.m. UK time. ‘Nody calls it, “The dark and glitchy side of dubstep, with a few other elements thrown in. Expect dubs from Sully, Succulent-C, Metalbox, JSL, and myself.”
S.F.’s Grime City celebrates its second anniversary on Friday, June 15, with man like Joe Nice (B-More), Cyan, SamSupa, Subtek, Munk, and Emcee Child. Eee-wot? Yes, it’s still free, fuckers!
Man like Forensics of Digital Sin/DubKraft Recordings, as well as the Ruffnek Diskotek club night, has released his latest ting’, The Night Time EP (Digital Sin). The four tracks are on the sparse and minimal tip–imagine Mego records-meets-Scuba, or Pan Sonic busting out dubstep, and you’re close. Something different!
Japan’s DJ Taisei tipped us to the fact that dubstep has hit in Asia via a new version of Dubstep Forum.
June 7 sees the release of the massive international Sub Stance compilation from Belgium’s Aeclectrick Records and BunZer0. The label says, “Its purpose is to deliver a snapshot of the dubstep scene as it lives today across the UK, Europe, and the US. Expect tracks from Romania, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Texas, Frisco, and the UK.” Contributions from artists like Marlow, Djunya, Saviour & Alchemyst, Parson, TRG, and Metalbox round things out. Well done!
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